How do you treat Gram-positive rods?

How do you treat Gram-positive rods?

How do you treat Gram-positive rods?

Gram-positive bacilli infections are treated with antibiotics. Penicillin, cloxacillin, and erythromycin treat over 90% of gram-positive bacteria. ‌However, antibiotic resistance is becoming a serious problem with gram-positive infections. New drugs are being developed to help with this problem.

What antibiotics treat Gram-positive cocci in chains?


  • Ampicillin 2 g IV q4h or.
  • Ceftriaxone 1 g IV q24h or.
  • Vancomycin 15 mg/kg IV q12h (if patient is allergic to penicillin)

Does vancomycin treat gram-positive rods?

Vancomycin is a widely used glycopeptide antibiotic that is effective against most Gram-positive bacteria including Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Bacillus species.

Does vancomycin cover gram-positive rods?

What infections are caused by gram-positive rods?

Gram-positive infections include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), strep infections, and toxic shock. Gram-negative infections include salmonella, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and gonorrhea.

How long do you treat Gram-positive bacteremia?

Current treatment guidelines recommend a range of treatment duration from 7 to 14 days for bacteremia, but the lack of data on appropriate antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections means patients tend to receive prolonged treatment.

What antibiotic is used to treat bacteremia?

Linezolid and daptomycin are the most commonly used agents for bacteremia due to VRE. Infectious diseases consultation is strongly recommended for management of VRE bacteremia or endocarditis to assist with optimal antibiotic selection.

Does ceftriaxone cover gram-positive rods?

It is administered intravenously or intramuscularly and has a broad spectrum of activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative aerobic, and some anaerobic, bacteria.

Does azithromycin cover Gram-positive rods?

Azithromycin is a broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotic with bacteriostatic activity against many Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria including Bordetella pertussis and Legionella species. It also has activity against Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Treponema pallidum, Chlamydia species and Mycobacterium avium complex.